I was a chorus kid, ever since 5th grade. Since then, I was in chorus for at least part of the year. This continued all through college, where I was in the Women’s Glee Club, and after college, where I sang in the Chapel Hill Community Chorus and the Women’s Voices Chorus. I even found a choir to sing in during my time in Copenhagen. It was a 2-month Easter choir at a church. 🙂
Ever since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, I have yet to join a choir. I can feel the absence of one in my life. If I stay out here long enough, I’ll eventually find a choir to sing in. Until then, I love to browse videos on YouTube of choirs singing songs I once sang in a choir.
I’ve decided to make this a series. Every Monday and Wednesday, I’ll share a new choir video. The songs will all be songs I have sang in a choir at some point in my life. There are so many songs, I think I’d have enough material to last for several years. A never-ending chorus concert. 🙂 Why Monday and Wednesday, you ask? Simple, when I was in college, the Women’s Glee Club rehearsed on those days.
To start off, here’s a beautiful song called “Erev Shel Shoshanim” (Evening of Roses). It’s the choral arrangement of a Hebrew love song. The choral arrangement is by Jack Klebanow.
We sang this in Concert Chorus, for our spring concert. That was in 1998, when I was in 9th grade. I was singing first soprano back then. I didn’t truly appreciate how beautiful this song is back then, because…well, I don’t know, to be honest. I think I took choir for granted a lot in high school. 🙂 I’d love to sing it again today. It’s especially thrilling starting around the 2:37 mark!
Enjoy, and tune in again on Monday for another edition of Chorus Day.